Frequently Used Forms

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Course Add Request & Petition – students may submit this form for any course add requiring instructor permission.  Typically due by the 2nd Friday of the term.


Drop Request & Supplement – students may submit this form (front AND back) to drop a course.  Students in their 1st term at OSU must submit this form by the 4th Friday of the term to drop without a “W” on the transcript (all other students can do this in their Student Center).  All students must submit this form by the 10th Friday of the term to drop with a “W”.  Please remember: a “W” has no GPA impact.

  • Since the form says “Course Enrollment Permission” across the top, be sure to check the “Drop the Course” box on the bottom right side of the form and include the last date you attended the class
  • Instructor signature is not needed to drop a course

Consortium Agreement Form – students may submit this form to have a portion of their OSU financial aid applied to courses taken at another university; limit of three agreements per academic career.


Request for a Course Exception – students may submit this online Qualtrics form to request a course waiver (pre-requisite course, major course or a GE category to be met by a previous credit from another institution) or to have one course substituted for another (for example- Statistics 2480 in place of 1450).


HRS MINOR DECLARATION FORM – students or advisors may submit this online form to have a minor added to their academic plan. If the minor you are pursuing requires approval within the unit offering the minor, you will need to meet with one of their advisors for declaration.


Application for Graduation – students may submit this online form when they are ready to graduate.  Due by the 2nd Friday of the term PRIOR to the term in which they desire to graduate.

For more information on graduation read through these requirements. Graduation Information


Grade Forgiveness Petition – students can petition to retake a course at OSU for a better grade.  The old grade remains on the student’s transcript but is removed from the GPA.  All HRS majors accept grade forgiveness.  Students should keep in mind that grade forgiveness is an OSU Undergraduate policy only; graduate programs may not accept forgiveness (please contact the graduate program of interest to ask about their policies).  For more information, read this.

As of May 2017, the Grade Forgiveness petition moved online – please only submit the online petition. For a traditional semester course (14 weeks), the petition is due by the 4th Friday of the term that you would be re-taking the course.


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act – students can grant parents, guardians or other designees information releases so that their educational records can be discussed via buckeyelink.


Residency Petition – (New for Spring 2017 and beyond)

Per Ohio State Faculty Rules, graduating undergraduate students must be enrolled in the college or the school (SHRS) from which they will receive their degree.  The SHRS Director of Academic Affairs may, on petition by the student, waive this requirement.  Each student’s reasoning for the exception is weighed against University policy.   If you are taking a course, such as a prerequisite, GE, major or minor requirement etc. (a course you want on your Ohio State transcript prior to graduation) NOT at Ohio State during the semester you plan to graduate, you must complete the  form and required documentation by the stated deadline on the form.